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HOWLAND, Alfred Cornelius, artist, born in Walpole, New Hampshire, 12 February, 1838. He was educated at Walpole academy and high school and at Westminster, Vermont, and studied art at the academy of Dusseldorf, Germany, and under Samile Lambinet in Paris. On returning to the United States he was elected a member of the Artists' fund society in 1873, an associate of the National academy in 1874, and academician in 1880, serving on the council of the academy in 1880-'4. His paintings include "A Bovine Retreat" (1869); "Morning on the River Banks" (1870); "The Sunlight Path" (1871); "Old Mill on the Bushkill" (1874); "On the Connecticut at Brattleboro" (1876): "Monday Morning" (1876); "The Village Band" (1877); "Winter Sunset, Williamstown, Massachusetts" (1878);"Driving a Bargain" (1879); "They're Coming" (1884); "A Fourth of July Parade" (1886); and "On the Hoosac" and "The Old Farm" (1887). He sent "Ford's Glen" to Paris for exhibition in 1878.
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